Monday, May 20

Elon Musk Foundation donates $5 million to Khan Academy

World’s richest person and Tesla’s co-founder Elon Musk donated $5 million to the American non-profit educational organisation Khan Academy through his Musk Foundation.

Khan Academy founder Sal Khan announced this news in a video posted on Twitter. Sal khan said he wants to give a huge shout and thank you to Elon Musk and everyone at the Musk foundation.

“Thank you @elonmusk and @MuskFoundation for an incredible $5m donation to @khanacademy,” he said.

Elon Musk, along with his brother Kimbal, founded this NGO in 2002 which donates and support in several areas, including education, renewable energy research, human space exploration research, pediatric research etc.

Founded in 2008, Khan Academy has 120 million registered users and 20 to 30 million students are using the platform every month.

“We have about 200 million hours of learning. I view this type of investment in what we’re doing is really foundational for us to be able to build a multi-generational institution so that future Elon Musks of the world are also able to tap into their potential,” Sal Khan added.